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NITRO (AE 23)
AMMUNITION SHIP
VESSEL STATUS
Class: AE 23 UIC: 08391
Status: Disposed of by Navy title transfer to the Maritime Administration Fleet:
Date Status Changed: 03/31/2000 Homeport:
Maintenance Category: Berth:
Force:
Builder: Bethlehem Steel Corp.
MILESTONE DATES
Award Date: 08/23/1956 Commission Date: 05/01/1959
Keel Date: 05/20/1957 Inactivation Date:
Launch Date: 06/25/1958 Decommission Date: 04/28/1995
Age (since Launch) (at time of Disposal) 41.8 Years from Commission
to Decommission:
36.0
Delivery Date: 04/24/1959 In-Service Date:
Age (since Delivery) (at time of Disposal) 40.9 Out of Service Date:
Stricken Date: 08/14/1995
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Overall Length: 512 ft Waterline Length: 487 ft
Extreme Beam: 72 ft Waterline Beam: 72 ft
Max Navigational Draft: 27 ft Draft Limit: 29 ft
Light Displacement: 9050 tons Full Displacement: 15489 tons
Dead Weight: 6439 tons
Hull Material: Steel hull, steel superstructure.
No. of Propellers: 1
No. of Waterjets:
Propulsion Type: Steam Turbines
Accommodations: Officers: 18
Enlisted: 327
PROGRAM CHARACTERISTICS
Custodian:
Planning Yard:
Nuclear
Planning Yard:
Ships Program Manager:
Comments: JUL 08 NITRO WAS SOLD TO ESCO MARINE, BROWNSVILLE, TX FOR SCRAPPING.
Last Updated: 07/23/2008
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